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Biggest minor hockey tournament of season starts Friday in Nelson

first_imgThe biggest tournament of the year for Nelson Minor Hockey is about to kick off Friday at the Nelson and District Community Complex and Civic Centre Arenas.The Nelson Ford Novice Shootout tournament is a minor hockey tournament that showcases the young, up-and-comers from the novice divisions.Teams from Spokane, Castlegar, Rossland/Trail, Beaver Valley, Cranbrook and Creston join teams from the host Nelson association for three days of exciting hockey.The tournament begins Friday at 4:45 p.m. with the Nelson Junior Leafs up against the Spokane Junior Raptors.Five games are on tap for day one before the tourney really gets into full gear with no less than 15 games set for Saturday.Sunday concludes the action with the first game starting at 8 a.m.Each team plays three games with no results being kept, instead just a whole lot of fun and enjoyment.last_img read more

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Vipers bow out of Digicel Cup 2015 season

first_imgThey were defeated by visitors Mt Hagen Eagles 7-6 at Murray Barracks oval on Sunday in a close encounter.Each team scored a try and a penalty kick but Eagles brushed off the heat and dusty surface coming out winners thanks to a field goal.Both teams scored in the first half with Vipers first to put the ball over the line through Ben Wemin.  An unsuccessful conversion by Scott Francis left the score 4-0 three minutes into the game.The pressure was on as Eagles fought hard to catch up but after two missed opportunities, the visitors managed to score through left winger Elijah Peter.Eagles’ unsuccessful conversions left the score 4-4 at half time.In the second half, a field goal through half back Willie Guambo put Eagles in the lead 5-4 ten minutes into the second half.Ten minutes later the home side took the lead after a penalty kick 6-5 but Eagles maintained attack, gaining two more points from a penalty kick 7-6 to claim victory.In other matches, Hela Wigmen defeated Agmark Gurias 16-6 in Mendi, TNA Lions beat Goroka Lahanis 18-17 at Kundiawa, Gulf Isapea was defeated by Waghi Tumbe 37-4 in Minj and Snax Tigers beat Mendi Muruks 28-4 in Lae.Eagles have now secured a spot in the final eight and will play in the final playoffs while Vipers and Gulf Isapea have bowed out of the season.last_img read more

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Curry scores 45 points in 3 quarters, Warriors beat Clippers

first_imgMOST READ Lou Williams scored 23 points, and Jordan added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers. They lost their 12th straight to the Warriors, dating to Dec. 25, 2014.Tyrone Wallace, signed Friday, added 13 points in his first game for Los Angeles.Tied at 50 with 3:30 left in the second quarter, the Warriors went on a 23-9 run, capping the stretch with Curry hitting a 3-pointer with 8:41 left in a third quarter.Golden State went up 103-73 on McGee’s dunk with 55 seconds in a quarter that would see the Warriors outscore on the Clippers 39-22 for a 103-76 lead with 12 minutes to play.“We had a big third quarter, which is what we wanted,” Kerr said. “At halftime we talked about it. Let’s break free and make sure everybody gets out there and plays. That third quarter was important for us, but this was mainly about Steph tonight.”TIP-INS:Warriors: The Warriors won their 10th straight road game, improving their road record to 17-3. Thompson hit a 3-pointer with 1:06 left in the second quarter, extending his streak of games with a made 3-pointer to 94, the longest active run. F Andre Iguodala started for the third time this season.Clippers: F Sam Dekker made his first start of the season. In the first two starts, rookie Juwan Evans has drawn the assignment of guarding Russell Westbrook two nights ago and Steff Curry this afternoon.CHANGING OF THE GUARDSWith guards Austin Rivers (right ankle) and MilosTeodosic (sore plantar fasciitis) out with injuries, the Clippers were forced to waive F Jamil Wilson, who had started 10 games and averaged 7.0 points on 46 percent shooting, on Friday. In Wilson’s place, G Tyrone Wallace was singed a two-way contract. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “He’s been on fire. Maybe the break was good for him,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “He’s been amazing.”Said Curry: “Coming off the injury, obviously I’ve got fresh legs, a nice rhythm. I was able to put some good work in the week and a half before I got back on the floor.”The Clippers’ Blake Griffin suffered a concussion late in the first quarter when he stumbled driving into the lane from the right wing and hit his head on JaVale McGee’s right elbow. Griffin fell to the floor immediately, and remained down for several minutes as team physicians tended to him. He walked off under his own power and went to the locker room.“Blake’s a pretty tough guy, he should be OK,” teammate DeAndre Jordan said. “But we definitely want him to be cautious and do whatever he needs to do to be OK.”Nick Young and JaVale McGee each scored 11 points, and Klay Thompson and David West added 10 apiece for Golden State, playing with Kevin Durant sidelined by a right calf strain. The Warriors improved to 17-2 since Nov. 27.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, top right, comes to the aid of Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin after getting hit by center JaVale McGee, left, while going up for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Griffin did not return to the game. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES — Points came easily for Steph Curry on Saturday. Eleven in his first five minutes, 17 before the game was 8 1/2 minutes old.“I just wanted to start off the game right,” Curry said. “It’s obviously weird starting a game at 12:30 (p.m.). You’ve got to find that energy and something to build momentum, especially early.”ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals “We don’t have enough guards,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “When Milos went out the other night, we didn’t have enough players to playa the game. I don’t know if I’ve ever had to cut a guy because we don’t have enough guys at a position. That’s what we had to do. It’s a tough one.”AFTERNOON APPREHENSIONAfter dramatic victories in back-to-back games over Dallas and Houston, Warriors coach Steve Kerr worried about how the Warriors would react to the game’s 12:30 p.m. starting time.“It’s a genuine concern,” Kerr said. “Particularly because it was a unique back-to-back in Dallas, with travel back from Houston. We had a lot of flying, a couple of late nights in a row, and then an early start. This has a very different feel for a game.”UP NEXT:Warriors: At Milwaukee on Monday night.Clippers: Host Atlanta on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He finished with a season-high 45 points without playing the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors ran away from the Los Angeles Clippers 121-105 for their fourth straight victory.“I knew right away, when I got free for a couple of threes in the first quarter and they went down, I got in a rhythm,” Curry said. “Beyond that, you just keep your head down and keep shooting and stay aggressive.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCurry took advantage of the guard-depleted Clippers, making 11 of 21 shots, including 8 of 16 3-pointers, going against rookie Juwan Evans and G-League call-up Tyrone Wallace.In the four games since missing 11 with an ankle injury, Curry has averaged 36 points on 58 percent shooting, 54 percent beyond the arc. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIEScenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Celtics edge Nets for 6th straight winlast_img read more

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PVL: UST earns semis spot with fifth straight win

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next University of Santo Tomas booked its ticket to the semifinals after its a sweep of College of St. Benilde, 26-24, 29-27, 25-17, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Golden Tigresses topped the standings with a 5-0 record, despite having star Eya Laure play limited minutes, while the Lady Blazers are in fifth with a 1-3 card.Laure, who’s nursing a sore right shoulder, still finished with 11 points after sitting out most of the third quarter with Milena Alessandrini and rookie Ysabel Jimenez carrying the scoring load with 13 points apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’UST assistant coach Ian Fernandez, however, warned his team to never be complacent despite getting its outright semifinals berth and a perfect record.“We should be the one creating our own points and not rely on our opponents’ errors,” said Fernandez, who’s in place of Kung Fu Reyes who’s in Japan with the national team, in Filipino. “We should not be complacent in any way.” Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Indonesia set one week out from 2018 Asian Games From a small 11-8 lead midway through the third set, the Golden Tigresses upped their intensity and built a 23-15 margin after Camille Victoria’s off-the-block kill.Marites Pablo, who finished with 14 points, managed to salvage two of Benilde’s last two points but Alessandrini had enough and finished off the match with a crosscourt kill.Klarisa Abriam and Arianne Daguil had 11 points apiece for the Lady Blazers.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Guyanese will soon be able to check credit scores online

first_imgThe management of Credit Info Guyana is seeking to up its game with the introduction of a new application (app) which will enable Guyanese to access their credit scores online by next year. The announcement about the upgrade to the current system was made at the entity’s New Market Street, Georgetown location on Monday even as the entity celebrates its fifth anniversary.Judy Semple-JosephManager of Sales and Business Development, David Falkconer, noted, “I should let you know that we are working on an application; so, pretty soon, you will be able to access your credit score and your credit report on your phone, on your tablet, and on your laptops”.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Judy Semple-Joseph added that the company was hoping to launch the system earlier, but will facilitate sensitisation sessions with the public before the system kicks off in January 2019.She pointed out that several agencies have already subscribed to the service. The CEO explained, “We have about 26 subscribers, including all the banks and micro-financing institutions and other non-bank entities”.A few of the agencies who would have subscribed include the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), Guyana Power and Light (GPL), Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), Courts Guyana, University of Guyana, and the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED).The CEO stressed that having a good credit score entitles a person to access a loan much easier, and even aids in better financial management.Presently, persons who wish to access their credit information are required to go through a process, but hopefully, with the new APP, the service will be much easier.The APP will allow persons to check their credit score as often as they would like, and at any time of the day. A small annual fee of $8000 is attached.Users will, however, be entitled to one free credit report per year.last_img read more

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Blizzard Bike Club back for another season of racing

first_imgSt. Jean’s victory came down to the wire, narrowly crossing the finish line first while holding off a charge from both Kevin Shaw and Gary Hilderman, beating the two by literally a couple of inches.The group finished the 17 kilometre race with a time of 38:20 minutes.Sunday’s race also included a rookie rider, as Ashley Zeuch took part in her first road race with the club. Zeuch finished her first race ever at a time of 49:02 minutes.- Advertisement -Following the Blizzard Bike Club’s season opening race, members will have a week to recover before racing in the next scheduled race. The club’s upcoming race will be held Sunday, March 11 for the first of the three race ‘Roubaix Cup Series.’For members or anyone looking to keep their legs fresh, the club will be holding a couple more turbo training sessions Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The sessions will be held at Ferris Fast Cycles.This year the Blizzard Bike Club will be celebrating its 30th year in existence, as cycling enthusiasts started it back in 1983.Advertisement For more information on the Blizzard Bike Club, please visit the club’s official website.last_img read more

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Politician as TV prop can defeat TiVo

first_imgWhether watching fewer commercials, or resenting the onslaught of ads the well-heeled will be sending our way, TV fans could very well make it necessary for candidates, rich and poor, to figure out another way into our living rooms. Enter product placement! “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” could mark a sublime opportunity for the candidates with the lowest poll numbers. Picture a chalk outline around a corpse that looks suspiciously like Dennis Kucinich. Wait … it is Dennis Kucinich! What better way to take on a larger-than-life status than by leaving this life behind, at least figuratively? The sympathy vote, alone, would pay for itself. If NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly can land a nonspeaking cameo pit stop in “The Office,” why can’t aspirants to the office that’s oval follow in his footsteps? Imagine Sam Brownback or Chris Dodd blending into Dunder-Mifflin’s anything-but-flashy woodwork. It’s not all that difficult. Mike Huckabee’s underexposed alter ego could land a piece of prime TV real estate on “American Idol.” Picture a pitchy warbler in front of the iconic mural images of Kelly, Reuben, Fantasia, Carrie, Taylor … and Mike, brandishing his bass guitar in that band of his, “Capitol Offense.” And you think Simon looks dyspeptic now? Mitt Romney could carve out his own niche on “Desperate Housewives.” Who else could convincingly pair up with a first lady, second lady, third lady and fourth lady? Once presidential product placement kicks into high gear, candidates will at least be free of the production expenses of slick ad campaigns. More importantly, the TiVo-tees out there, who’ve added more hours to their lives by eliminating commercials, will add yet more time when they start zapping through the programs, not just ads. Especially after Howie summons the junior senator from New York with, “Hillary … Open the case.” Andy Cowan is a writer, producer and performer. His credits include “Cheers,” “Seinfeld” and “3rd Rock From the Sun.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AS the 2008 presidential dog-and-pony show stockpiles more money than ever, conventional wisdom dictates that those with the largest purse strings – not a gender reference for the Hillary fans out there – will make it especially difficult for the financially challenged among them to not be labeled “dead men running.” If we can’t bear witness to enough costly messages they approve and pay for, we could very well forget they exist or, heaven forbid, resent them for forcing us to read their position papers. But before we declare the “also-running” also-rans, maybe it’s a more level playing field than we realize, thanks to our beloved DVRs. As more of us become the heads of our own network of TiVo’d favorites, greater numbers are approaching commercials as the spots where a maximum-speed 4 can erase the time between “We’ll be right back” and “Welcome back” to a few blinks of an eye. If burgeoning numbers are whisking past the campaigns of soap manufacturers, what makes anyone think they’ll slow down to watch yet another politician campaign on a soapbox? There could also be the law of diminishing returns. Some say “Dreamgirls” may have over-hyped its ultimate prize-worthiness to potential Academy voters with too many ads singing its praises. Who’s to say America’s voters won’t become resentful after the hundredth ad “for our consideration” hyping dream tickets? last_img read more

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Sheriff’s program targets youths

first_imgOver the next nine weeks, the pre-selected group of students will attend workshops where they will learn about peer pressure and the dangers of drugs and gangs. The program also contains a “scared-straight” component: Trips to the county’s morgue and jail are planned for later this month, sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Sanchez said. “We’re going to be firm and educate these kids and get them back on the right path,” he said. “These parents are frustrated. They want to give their kids the proper guidance, but they have nowhere to go.” Parents like Josefina Jimenez. She planned to attend a parent-orientation session for the program Tuesday evening. Her 13-year-old son, Carlos, is wavering academically and acting out at home, although he is not involved with gangs and drugs, Jimenez, 43, said. “I have tried to help him, but right now I can’t control him in his aggression and his rebellion,” she said. Such middle school students are at a prime age for buckling under peer pressure to do drugs, drink or get into other trouble. Early intervention is critical, PRIDE officials aid. PICO RIVERA – Sheriff’s officials in Pico Rivera are counting on a pilot program that debuted Tuesday to rescue youngsters teetering on the edge of falling in with gangs and drug users. Pico Rivera Individual Development in Ethics – PRIDE – targets middle school students who are not in gangs and not yet heavily involved in crime but may have had some run-ins with the law, such as being arrested for graffiti or drug use, organizers said. Alex Mata, a volunteer chaplain for the Sheriff’s Department’s Pico Rivera Station, said PRIDE hopes to snatch these children, who are referred to the program by their schools, from the brink of making poor choices. “These kids are on the verge of getting out of control, but they’re not bad kids. Right now is when they’re either going to be won or lost,” he said. Deputy Armando Alvarado, who oversees gang, drug and violence prevention programs at Pico Rivera elementary schools, said 90 percent of adult hard-drug users begin by experimenting with alcohol at 12 or 13 years old. “If we can get them right at the threshold, we can prevent them from crossing that line,” said Alvarado. “They’re teetering on `what side do I go on?’ We want them to follow on the good side.” araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Sabean: Bonds may play 120 games in ’06

first_imgGiants general manager Brian Sabean thinks Barry Bonds could be physically ready to play around 120 games for San Francisco next season. Sabean and Bonds both have acknowledged the slugger needs an intense conditioning program over the winter to shed some weight Bonds put on while recovering from three operations this year on his right knee. Sabean hinted that Bonds might continue to work with physical therapist Clive Brewster in Los Angeles this offseason under the direction of Angels’ team orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum, the pair who oversaw Bonds’ rehabilitation for two months this summer in Southern California. “It’s reasonable to think he can play 120 games,” Sabean said Sunday before the Giants’ final game of the year against Arizona. “Now, will we be in a position to have to rest him and be conscious that he’s going to come in some days cranky and not be able to go? The next step is to get him in spring training and get him in a position to be able to do that. I think he wants that.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Bonds said in a recent interview he would like to get his playing weight down to around 200, which would mean losing approximately 40 pounds this winter. He was at 185 as a rookie in 1986, but hasn’t been close to that in years. Season ending titles and crowns Alex Rodriguez edged David Ortiz to win his fourth AL home-run title in five years, Andruw Jones won his first NL homer crown and Roger Clemens led the majors in ERA for the first time since 1990. Derrek Lee of the Chicago Cubs and Michael Young of the Texas Rangers won their first batting titles, and Ortiz and Albert Pujols led in RBI. Jones led the major leagues with 51 homers, the first player to reach 50 since Rodriguez and Jim Thome in 2002. center_img Lee topped the major leagues with a .335 average, finishing just ahead of Pujols (.330). Ortiz won the RBI title for the first time at 148, and Jones (128) topped the NL for the first time. Cleveland’s Kevin Millwood (9-11 with a 2.86 ERA) became the first AL ERA champion with a losing record since the Indians’ Stan Coveleski in 1923 and the first in the major leagues since St. Louis’ Joe Magrane in 1988. He edged Minnesota’s Johan Santana who finished the season at 2.87. Florida’s Dontrelle Willis (22-10) led the major leagues in wins, and the Angels’ Bartolo Colon (21-8) topped the AL. Santana struck out 238 to lead the majors and win his second straight AL title, and San Diego’s Jake Peavy led the NL for the first time with 216. McKeon goes out a winner. Jack McKeon told the Florida Marlins before the game that he was managing them for the last time, then watched his team rally in the ninth inning and beat Atlanta in the 10th inning. “I was happy to win this one, go out on a winning style,” the 74-year-old McKeon said. McKeon led the Marlins to the 2003 World Series title and a winning record in each of his three seasons as manager. Marlins veteran Jeff Conine said an emotional McKeon made his announcement in the clubhouse, and the players responded with applause and hugs. “The last couple of years I haven’t had as much fun as I’d like,” McKeon said. “Since I’m the leader, I’ll take full responsibility for the poor year we had.” The third-oldest manager in major-league history, McKeon will remain with the Marlins as an adviser and he’s open to offers from other teams. Rollins’ hitting streak at 36 Jimmy Rollins stretched his hitting streak to 36 games in Philadelphia’s regular-season finale against Washington and can pursue Joe DiMaggio’s major league record of 56 next year. Sort of. For the purpose of baseball records, Rollins’ hitting streak will extend into 2006, and he can add to it. The major league marks for longest hitting streak in one season and longest hitting streak spanning two seasons are separate records, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. DiMaggio holds both marks with his 56-game streak in 1941, but there is a difference in the National League records: Pete Rose (1978) and Willie Keeler (1897) share the NL mark at 44 games. However, Keeler got a hit in his final game of 1896, so his run of 45 games overall is the first record Rollins can chase, Elias said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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